Have you ever experienced blogging block? I have. I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few years with different blogs. There are weeks where the ideas and posts just flow out of me. Then there are the weeks where I struggle even for a title.
Then it dawned on me, just read my reader. This sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes we get caught up in everything but the simplest blogging concepts. If one just reads other blogs, what better inspiration than the blogosphere itself?
I find its easy to run out of post ideas or to forget good post ideas. I can’t count the number of times I thought of a post, never wrote it down, and poof….gone forever. So reading other blogs is truly a good way to find inspiration.
If you haven’t added blogs to your reader, I strongly encourage you to do so. It’s easy and there are many quality blogs out there. I’m always amazed at the thoughts and quality writing others express daily. Sometimes reading other blogs is almost as good, if not better than a good book.
As a dad with an almost one-year-old, time is truly of the essence. While Little A gives me much material, browsing my reader helps to develop thoughts. I also find excellent tips on blogging and writing which are both crafts in their own right.
So before you frustrate yourself and curse at the screen in front of you, help yourself to end blogging block. Read your reader. Your computer, your kids, and your blood pressure will thank you. And maybe a few readers too!